27 February 2020
Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in Cape Town and offers some of the best views from the perimeter of Cape Town. The Castle was built right at the edge of the ocean

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17 April 2019
Parliament with Culture Connect

Thanks to Kate Crane-Briggs Culture Connect for organising another great outing to Parliament with speakers Lila Komnick and Peter Soal. It was hard to imagine that we were standing in front of Parliament in what used to public space until the public works department, purchased the land, closed it off and made it part of […]

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13 April 2019
Company Gardens: emphasis on the trees

Huge thank you to Kate Crane-Briggs of Culture Connect for organising this fabulous outing through the Company Gardens with Clare Burgess (authority on landscape architecture). I can't even guess how many times I have walked through the Company Gardens since I started guiding in 2002, so it was wonderful to learn something new about some […]

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7 April 2019
Mount Nelson Hotel

Thanks so much to Kate Crane-Briggs from Culture Connect who organises interesting outings featuring guest speakers full of expertise about their subject. A couple of snippets from the walk through the Mount Nelson Hotel, where PR manager, Gaby Palmer pointed out these simple chairs used in one of the dining rooms. These chairs were used […]

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1 April 2019
Art: thought provoking art which we walk passed everyday

I have walked passed this art work often, and only on a recent tour by Culture Connect did I learn about the true significance of this special space. From a distance, we see the image of a child's face, and only on closer inspection, multiple newspaper ads are revealed. Our history reveals that between the […]

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22 June 2018
The 'Purple Shall Govern', September 2, 1989

On a city walking tour it is very easy to get distracted by all the architecture, art and craft shops and walk passed this poster which shares the story of an important protest march which occurred towards the end of the dramatic eighties decade. Protest marches against apartheid were illegal and on September 2, 1989, […]

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20 June 2018
Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District, Waterfront

It was one of those beautiful, crisp winter mornings as I walked through the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront towards the Silo District to visit the Zeitz Mocaa, a wonderful educational organised by the Cape Town Tour Guides Association (CTGA). The Zeitz Mocaa really is a spectacular piece of architecture inside and outside. To get a […]

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17 June 2018
Sadie Family Wines, wine tasting

Thanks so Pam McOnie, owner of Cape Fusion Tours for organising this wonderful visit to Sadie Family wines, a unique glimpse into this Swartland vineyard which offers wine tastings limited to 16 visitors around seven times per year. A little over an hour's drive from Cape Town, with the last few kilometers on a gravel […]

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6 April 2018
Stellenbosch Synagogue

Tucked away in Ryneveld st (close to the corner of Van Riebeeck st) in Stellenbosch is the synagogue , of which the foundation stone was laid in 1923.  Prior to this the first services were held from 1900 in a private house and a rented hall.  The adjacent house became the residence for the Rabbi […]

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6 April 2018
Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie

A pleasant detour along the Cape Peninsula route has to be a visit to the Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie which was established in 1919. I was fortunate to meet Cyril, currently the keeper of Slangkop Lighthouse and has been working in lighthouses around our coastline for 25 years and able to share many stories about the […]

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